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8 Tips for Skiing and Riding Safely

Nate Endres, MD, is an orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon at The University of Vermont Medical Center . Dr. Endres is also a lifelong skier. Meeting new people may be his favorite part of his job, but Dr. Endres says he understands why the feeling may not always be mutual for his patients: No

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Say “No” to Resolutions

Forget losing 20 pounds, running a marathon or quitting social media. Much smaller changes can actually have a bigger impact on your life in the long run. Why? You’re more likely to do them and stick with them. Here are eight easy health “fixes” that can kickstart a new year of healthy habits and

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Snacks: Not Just for Eating

The start of a new year often brings our health and wellness goals into sharper focus. But maintaining our dedication to a new exercise or nutrition commitment can become tough as the weeks and months roll on, especially on the busiest days. Move a little Adopting the idea of "exercise snacks" can

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14 Cancer Experts Share What They Do for Their Health

The American Cancer Society estimates that 41 out of 100 men and 39 out of 100 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. That means, according to the National Cancer Institute , that this year alone, nearly two million people in the U.S. will first hear the frightening words, “You have cancer.”

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Unleashing Your Power to Transform

Behavioral change: Just saying it, much less doing it, can seem daunting. The idea of having to alter your ingrained habits and adopt healthier practices can seem challenging, if not overwhelming. But there’s reason for optimism, according to Jessica Coleman, an integrative oncology health and

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‘Tis the Season to Buy (and Buy)

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year – and also the most expensive. With gift-giving added on top of the usual household budget, pressures can mount. According to Peter Jackson, MD, a child and family psychiatrist and medical director of the Addiction Treatment Center at The

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10 Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

With the official start of winter just around the corner, the desire for cozy, satisfying, sit-by-candlelight meals really starts to kick in. But so does the holiday rush – and with it the desire to not add to the stress by spending hours shopping and chopping. We asked our resident food and

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Healthy Holiday Travel

When it comes to keeping yourself healthy during travel, people’s good-natured advice tends to circulate like the air blowing from the overhead vent on a 747 -- forceful, but somehow stale. And then there are those who admit they simply resign themselves to getting sick every time they board an

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Expert Advice: How to Avoid Holiday Mishaps

Having an unexpected illness or injury during the holiday season is enough to turn anyone into a Scrooge. Unfortunately, between the winter “sick season,” weather-related injuries, and the emotional pressures of the season, urgent care centers and emergency rooms are often packed. We asked two of

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Toys That Top the Naughty List

When shopping for holiday gifts for kids, it often seems that the biggest worry is whether they already have the gift, or if it’ll capture their attention for more than a few minutes. But sometimes it’s good to remember the basics, like whether the gift is fundamentally safe. Take, for instance

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Winter Coats and Car Seats

In a car crash, a heavy coat or snowsuit can flatten out or compress, causing the car seat harness to be too loose to protect your child properly. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics , everyone should avoid wearing a puffy or bulky coat in the car, as this adds space between our body and

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5 Surprising Things About Our Home Health & Hospice Partner

For all of its 100-plus years, The University of Vermont Health Network - Home Health & Hospice has demonstrated a remarkably forward-thinking approach to health care, always reaching out to vulnerable populations and making care accessible to all. Now, this venerable institution is quietly

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Just-In-Case Antibiotics: A Good Idea?

It’s a startling statistic: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , more than one-quarter of the time antibiotics are prescribed – and perhaps as often as one-third of the time – the prescription is inappropriate. It’s the wrong drug, the wrong dose, or the wrong duration

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Truth, Myth or Maybe?

Keeping blood sugar, or glucose levels, in your target range is helpful for the prevention and management of diabetes. So it’s no surprise that the internet teems with tips and tricks for good blood sugar management. But as with all medical advice, it’s good to check with an expert. We asked Nancy

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How-Tos for Hunters

Many hunters view wearing some piece of blaze-orange clothing as a sensible safety precaution before heading out into the woods. But statistically, an injury, heart attack or a stroke is much more likely to cause them harm than a stray bullet. A routine health check-up and some simple home exercises

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